Grace United Church : Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when?
We meet together at 10:00 AM every Sunday morning in the cafeteria at Smith Vocational School in Northampton (80 Locust Street).

What do I wear?
Dress however you prefer. Simply put, what people wear isn’t that important to us.

What does a typical Sunday Gathering look like?
The worship band has guitars and drums and we sing a few songs that are meaningful to us and our relationship with God. We often share communion, with bread and juice, as a way to reflect on Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our sins. Pastor Steve delivers a message with a casual authority as the truth of God’s grace toward us is made abundantly clear. We take an offering to support the ministries of the church and end with a closing song. People typically linger afterward over coffee or take the good news into the next part of their day.

What do you have for my kids?
SPARKS is for the youngest children, it is a safe and loving environment for them. IGNITE meets for children preK-5th grade; the leaders are fun and the learning is interactive. ACCELERATE is for middle school students; we build community and help to stir the children’s faith in Jesus Christ. LAUNCH is a great group for high school students; honest, loving, the leaders help parents to launch their children into the world with a solid faith in Jesus Christ, full of truth and grace. Middle School and High School students meet together each Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

How would you describe Grace United?
We love Jesus. We laugh and have fun together. Yet we are not afraid to tackle difficult subjects. We are committed to the gospel of grace and to living out the profound ramifications of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection for all who believe. As such, we are a safe place where we are bold with the truth, generous with love, compassionate to one another and passionate for Jesus Christ.

Who is this church for?
It is for spiritual seekers who want to know God
It is for people whose lives aren’t working and who feel alienated from God
Grace United is for those who are tired of striving to please God and failing time after time
It is for Christians who feel there must be more to life than what they’ve experienced so far
Grace United is for believers who want to start living for Jesus from the heart
It is for mature Christians who know well how to love and forgive

How do I become a member of Grace United?
We believe everyone who trusts Jesus Christ for eternal life already is a member of Christ’s body. So if you trust Jesus and you participate with us as your church family, we treat you as a member of Grace United.

How do I find out what’s going on at Grace United?
We don’t want to waste paper. We email a weekly update with news and announcements every Thursday. Contact us with your information and we will be happy to keep you informed this way. Otherwise, check out the calendar on this website.

Sunday Gatherings at Grace United Northampton Worship Team